Soldering Stainless steel - Page 91 - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Soldering Stainless steel

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-07-2012, 10:14 PM   #901
rellot
Recipes 
 
Dec 2009
omaha
Posts: 263
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


Thanks for the help.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 11:40 PM   #902
Huaco
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
Huaco's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2011
Just south of Cow Town, Tx
Posts: 1,377
Liked 146 Times on 90 Posts


Just a word of advice...
If you like to keep your tools looking good, plan to use stainless throughout all components of this "keg tool" The flux ran down onto my zinc plated parts and pretty quickly ate the plating off. Now, am I one to care about what a tool looks like after a few uses... not at all. However, I do plan to use this tool to help others make their keggles and it would be nice if it weren't rusty and nasty looking when I gave it to them to dimple their kegs...

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 01:39 AM   #903
rellot
Recipes 
 
Dec 2009
omaha
Posts: 263
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


I want my stuff to look nice when I help people get their dimple on!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 04:30 AM   #904
Huaco
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
Huaco's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2011
Just south of Cow Town, Tx
Posts: 1,377
Liked 146 Times on 90 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by rellot View Post
I want my stuff to look nice when I help people get their dimple on!
Yeah, I kinda walked into that didn't I?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 05:09 PM   #905
krazydave
 
krazydave's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2010
Santa Clarita, California
Posts: 925
Liked 32 Times on 30 Posts


How did you get flux on your tool? - that sounds worse than it is!
I only got flux on my tool when I was soldering the washers onto it. Other than that, I use the tool and only flux the coupler and vessel I'm soldering.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 05:40 PM   #906
Huaco
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
Huaco's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2011
Just south of Cow Town, Tx
Posts: 1,377
Liked 146 Times on 90 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by krazydave View Post
How did you get flux on your tool? - that sounds worse than it is!
I only got flux on my tool when I was soldering the washers onto it. Other than that, I use the tool and only flux the coupler and vessel I'm soldering.
Once I dimpled the keg wall and sanded/cleaned it up, I fluxed the fitting as well as the dimpled wall then used the tool to drive the fitting into the hole. Some of the flux dripped onto the other parts of the tool when doing this.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 05:55 PM   #907
krazydave
 
krazydave's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2010
Santa Clarita, California
Posts: 925
Liked 32 Times on 30 Posts


Ah... I had great success just pushing the coupler in and then fluxing. That's why it never happened to me.
I did find that you have to put some grease on that bolt though or it starts binding pretty quick!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 06:48 PM   #908
Huaco
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
Huaco's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2011
Just south of Cow Town, Tx
Posts: 1,377
Liked 146 Times on 90 Posts


Yep. I lubed the threads prior to working the threads that hard.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2012, 09:39 PM   #909
slakwhere
 
slakwhere's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2009
Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 764
Liked 21 Times on 20 Posts


i just converted some weldless fittings to soldered, but overheated some of the flux and created some black marks on the inside of the keg around the fitting. does anyone have an easy way to remove this?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2012, 09:47 PM   #910
nate456789
Recipes 
 
Mar 2011
Indianapolis, Indiana
Posts: 251
Liked 5 Times on 4 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by slakwhere View Post
i just converted some weldless fittings to soldered, but overheated some of the flux and created some black marks on the inside of the keg around the fitting. does anyone have an easy way to remove this?
Barkeepers friend powder and scotch brite pad will take it right off.

PBW will too but it will take more work.
__________________
Primary:
Secondary:
Bottled: Honey Wheat, American Wheat, Kolsch, Chocolate Porter, Oatmeal Stout
Kegged: Falconer's APA, Honey Brown Ale, Guinness Draught

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stainless steel question baer19d Kettles, Mash Tuns & Hot Liquor Tanks 22 06-16-2011 05:05 AM
is there any way to tell if something is Stainless Steel Grinder12000 Equipment/Sanitation 25 05-12-2010 01:44 PM
Stainless Steel v. Aluminum DirtyJersey Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 18 03-23-2009 08:37 PM
Stainless Steel Disconnects shif7y Bottling/Kegging 0 05-26-2007 07:05 PM
hardened steel instead of stainless? photogscott Equipment/Sanitation 5 05-09-2007 07:03 AM


Forum Jump